John G. Riley

John G. Riley

Distinguished Professor of Economics

John G. Riley


Ph.D. M.I.T.

Research Areas:

Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory


Bunche Hall 8367


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John Riley is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at UCLA. His work forms the foundation of modern information economics. Professor Riley’s papers on auctions have been particularly influential, characterizing the form of optimal auctions, and incorporating asymmetric and risk-averse bidders. His work on signalling, price discrimination and contests has also been seminal. Professor Riley comes from New Zealand and received his Ph.D. at MIT.

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